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Give and Take: Women’s Clothes Swap

Give and Take: Women’s Clothes Swap

July 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Kallaroo Anglican Community Playgroup, 1 Aristride Ave, Kallaroo WA 6025, Australia

Take along your clean, excellent-condition women’s clothes, shoes, bags, costume jewellery and accessories you no longer want.

Enjoy coffee, cake and conversation, meet new people and have some fun, while clothes are being sorted.

Then ‘shop’ for excellent condition replacements.

Cost: $10 no rsvp required

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

History of Plastic – the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

July 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
WMRC, Wearne House, 40 Marine Parade, Cottesloe WA 6011, Australia

Plastics are commonplace in many households, but are they a necessity or a nuisance?

China’s recent recycling restrictions and the WA plastic bag ban starting 1 July, has put plastic under the spotlight – so can we live a life without plastic and where do we start?

The Western Metropolitan Regional Council’s Waste Education team invites you to join Bottle for Botol founder and WMRC Waste Educator, Christine Parfitt for a free public talk.

The talk will provide you with useful household tips on reducing plastic consumption as well as learning the history of plastic and its impact on the environment.

Be inspired to take action and enjoy complimentary refreshments while part of a movement creating lasting change.

Light refreshments will be provided at the event
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-of-plastic-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly-tickets-46832328756

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

Coping with the Bag Ban – Plastic Free for Beginners

July 18, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
City of Vincent Administration and Civic Centre, 244 Vincent St, Leederville WA 6007, Australia

There’s no excuse for single use! Following the 1 July WA-wide plastic bag ban, join Lindsay Miles from Treading My Own Path for a free talk on plastic pollution and how to live a plastic-free life.

This introductory presentation is for those with limited knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. In her talk, Lindsay will encourage participants to think about their current behaviours and highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, with a focus on single-use disposables and their practical alternatives.

Bookings are essential for this free event.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-bag-ban-plastic-free-for-beginners-tickets-46789414398

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

Sorrento WA: Beach Clean Up

July 14, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Sorrento Beach, Western Australia, Australia

This is a great opportunity to learn more about plastic pollution and how you can help.

Beach clean-ups play a vital part in the fight against plastic pollution. 70% of trash that enters the water sinks. By pitching in at our beach cleans you can help #StemtheTide

Meeting point – grassed area north of the surf club

What to bring:
• Water in a reusable container
• Be SunSmart
• Wear closed-in shoes
• Bring a hat

If you have them, please bring along tongs and reusable gloves.

Single Use Plastic FREE event! Please ensure everything you bring is reusable!

For the oceans!

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

July 13, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Byford Hall, 9 Clifton St, Byford WA 6122, Australia

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/coping-with-the-plastic-bag-ban-with-lindsay-miles-tickets-45929046013

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

Plastic not so Fantastic – Kwinana

July 11, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, Chisham Ave & Robbos Pl, Kwinana Town Centre WA 6167, Australia

Presented by declutter and revamp specialist Kerry Pond in conjunction with Switch your Thinking. This workshop will inspire you to achieve changes in behaviour to reduce the use of plastic in general with a focus on single use plastic. Door prizes provided by City of Kwinana. Tea, coffee and light refreshments available.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-47197797884

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

Plastic Not So Fantastic Workshop – Willetton

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Willetton Library, 39 Burrendah Blvd, Willetton WA 6155, Australia

This presentation arms you with information and quick wins on how to switch your thinking and minimise single use plastics in your home and your life, saving money and the planet.

Brought to you by the City of Canning and Switch Your Thinking.
Free workshop.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/plastic-not-so-fantastic-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407493061

Sustainable Saturdays

Sustainable Saturdays

SUSTAINABLE SATURDAYS
Need inspiration to reduce waste and your footprint?
Join us for a series of workshops focused on sustainability at the Success Public Library, 11 Wentworth Parade, Success.

 

Session 1 – RETHINK & REDUCE
July 7, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
It’s Plastic Free July and you have to start somewhere! In this goal setting session we will cover waste and how to reduce it, sustainability and identify the challenges we all face.
Free event.

Session 2 – REDUCE
August 4, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn how to refuse politely! We cover single use plastic and guest Lindsay Miles of Treading My Own Path will teach us how to make DIY toothpaste, deodorant, coffee scrub and moisturiser. Make and take!
We will also show you how easy it is to make your own dishwashing tablets!
Ticket $10 + BF pp

Session 3 – REUSE & REPURPOSE
September 8, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
It’s easy to reduce your waste when you have a few DIY tricks up your sleeve! Make and take beeswax wraps! Learn how to make reusable shopping bags (with our guest from Boomerang Bags), newspaper bins, produce bags and other interesting things!
Tickets $10+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 4 – SUSTAINABLE EATING
October 6, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Guest Jude Blereau of Wholefood Cooking will cover why eating seasonal, organic produce is best for the environment and our health.
Ticket $10+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 5 – REPAIR & REPURPOSE
November 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Learn to repair and repurpose common household items with our repair team. Learn about textiles, gluing and DIY and bring along broken battery powered / AC adapter items to be repaired.
Ticket $5+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

Session 6 – RECYCLE
December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Why is recycling the last step? Learn what is recyclable, how to recycle effectively, where our recycling goes and why buying recyced products is so important to close the loop. The final workshop in our series which will allow us to celebrate goals achieved.
Ticket $5+BF pp, or ALL six sessions $30 (save $10)

 

Buy a ticket to all 6 sessions and save!
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/the-green-heart-grocer-17461292391

History of Plastics

History of Plastics

July 5, 2018 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Claremont Community Hub & Library, 327 Stirling Hwy, Claremont WA 6010, Australia

Christine Parfitt from Western Metropolitan Regional Council will discuss the story of plastic and its impact on the environment. Find out what you can do to make a difference and join in initiatives such as Plastic Free July which is raising global awareness of the problems of single-use plastic. Will you accept the challenge?

Free workshop.
https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=385163&

Creating a wasteless pantry

Creating a wasteless pantry

July 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Cannington Library, Cannington Leisureplex, 233 Sevenoaks St, Cannington WA 6107, Australia

Hear from Jeannie and Amanda, two Hills women who are determined to create solutions to the worlds burgeoning plastic pollution problem and tackle food waste at the same time. They believe and demonstrate that it IS possible to live an enjoyable and fulfilling life that is also low waste. Since 2014 they have dedicated themselves to creating Wasteless Pantry, a zero waste concept store where customers can buy their pantry staples packaging free along with reusable items designed to help us wave goodbye to a disposable life.

Free workshop.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creating-a-wasteless-pantry-workshop-switch-your-thinking-tickets-46407315530

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

Reducing Plastic in Everyday Living – Clarkson

June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Clarkson Library, Cnr Ebb Way & Ocean Keys Blvd, Clarkson WA 6030, Australia

What can we do about plastic? Get prepared for Plastic Free July and find out how to reduce plastic use in the home and whilst out and about. The presentation will cover practical information and misconceptions about plastic recycling. Following the presentation, there will be a hands-on activity to make a simple DIY skincare product to take home.

Presenter: Lindsay Miles is a writer, blogger, speaker, workshop facilitator and community organiser. She shares her journey to becoming zero waste and plastic free on her blog Treading my own path.

Free event. Register online.
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/sustainability-series-reducing-plastic-in-everyday-living-clarkson-library-tickets-44501032787

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

Coping with the plastic bag ban with Lindsay Miles

June 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Floreat Forum Shopping Centre, 1 Howtree Pl, Floreat 

June 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cambridge Library, 99 The Blvd, Floreat

This introductory presentation is for participants with limited prior knowledge of waste and plastic pollution. The session gently encourages participants to think about their current behaviours, and introduces ideas to make small changes with big impacts, with a focus on single-use disposables and the practical alternatives. Focussing on practical tips, we’ll highlight solutions that are easy to adopt, discuss reframing the idea of waste and address the premise of creating new habits.

Free workshop. Contact the Town of Cambridge on sustainability@cambridge.wa.gov.au to register.

Repair Cafe Perth

Repair Cafe Perth

Jul 21st, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Aug 18th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sep 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Oct 20th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov 17th , 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dec 15th, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Academy Cafe Mount Hawthorn, 1/148 Scarborough Beach Rd, Mount Hawthorn WA 6016, Australia

 Bring in your broken items from home and fix them with the help of our volunteer experts. We can look at bikes, clothing, small furniture, household items and low voltage electrical. For more info, or to find out what electrical items you can bring in, see repaircafeperth.org

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

“A Plastic Ocean” – Transition Town Vincent Movie Night

July 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Paddington Ale House, 141 Scarborough Beach Road, Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia, Australia

 

Event Details

– The film starts at 6.30 pm. You will be able to arrive at any time.

– We supply some cushions, if you want to bring your own you are most welcome to.

– No need to print your ticket.

– We apologise that you will not be able to bring your own food and drink to the venue, you will be able to purchase these at The Paddo.

If you wish to support the ongoing work of Transition Town Vincent, we welcome a gold coin donation.